Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro has told ESPN Brasil that he would fit into the Manchester United side.
Portsmouth have named Richie Barker as their new manager and Steve Coppell as director of football.
The England Under-21 international went straight into the North End squad for their League One trip to Crawley on Tuesday night, but the game was later postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Rudd has played three cup games for the Canaries this season, including the shock weekend FA Cup defeat to non-league Luton.
Earlier this month, North End cancelled the contract of goalkeeper Steve Simonsen by mutual consent.